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Standard 1.1A.5 Food Standards as made
This Standard incorporates the warning statement requirements for condensed milks, modified milk and skim milk contained in Standard H1, Standard H3 and Standard H4 of the former Australia Food Standards Code and certain provisions in the New Zealand Food Regulations (1984). During that two-year period, modified milks such as skim milk must comply with the labelling requirements in this Standard or those contained in Standard 1.2.3. ‘Stock-in-trade’ provisions contained in Standard 1.1.1 should also be referred to. This Standard ceases to have effect two years from the commencement of alternative requirements elsewhere in this Code.
Administered by: Health
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislative Instruments Act 2003 s 54(1)
Registered 19 Dec 2008
Gazetted 28 Jun 2002
Date of repeal 05 Oct 2006
Repealed by Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code – Amendment No. 88 – 2006

 

Standard 1.1A.5

 

Transitional Standard for the warning statement for condensed milk, modified milk and skim milk

 

 

Purpose

 

This Standard incorporates the warning statement requirements for condensed milks, modified milk and skim milk contained in Standard H1, Standard H3 and Standard H4 of the former Australian Food Standards Code and certain provisions in the New Zealand Food Regulations (1984)

 

During that two-year period, modified milks such as skim milk must comply with the labelling requirements in this Standard or those contained in Standard 1.2.3.  ‘Stock-in-trade’ provisions contained in Standard 1.1.1 should also be referred to.  This Standard ceases to have effect two years from the commencement of alternative requirements elsewhere in this Code.

 

Clauses

Division 1 – Application

 

1            Application

 

(1)          Milk products specified in this Standard, produced or imported into Australia must comply with Division 1 of this Standard or Standard 1.2.3 but not a combination of both.

 

(2)          Milk products specified in this Standard, produced or imported into New Zealand must comply with Division 2 of this Standard or Standard 1.2.3 but not a combination of both.

 

(3)          This Standard ceases to have effect two years from the commencement of any alternative provisions in Standard 1.2.3.

 

Division 2 – Australian Food Standards Code

 

(1)          In this Division -

 

modified milk means a liquid mixture of any two or more of the following -

 

(a)          milk;

(b)          concentrated milk;

(c)          dried full cream milk;

(d)          skim milk;

(e)          concentrated skim milk;

(f)           dried skim milk;

(g)          cream;

(h)          buttermilk;

(i)           dried buttermilk;

(k)          milk fat;

 (l)          water.

 

(2)          There shall be written in the label on a package containing skim milk, in standard type of 3 mm, immediately following the name of the food -

 

‘SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE BEFORE USE IN INFANT FEEDING’ or

‘UNSUITABLE FOR INFANTS EXCEPT ON MEDICAL ADVICE’.

 

(3)          There shall be written in the label on a package containing modified milk which has a milk fat content less than 21 g/kg, in standard type of 3 mm, the words -

 

‘SEEK MEDICAL ADVICE BEFORE USE IN INFANT FEEDING’ or

‘UNSUITABLE FOR INFANTS EXCEPT ON MEDICAL ADVICE’.

 

(4)          There shall be written in the label on a package containing sweetened condensed milk, in standard type of 3 mm, the words -

 

‘UNSUITABLE FOR INFANTS EXCEPT ON MEDICAL ADVICE’.

 

Those words shall be the first words in the label and no other words shall be written in the same line or lines.

 

(5)          There shall be written in the label on a package containing unsweetened or sweetened condensed skim milk or unsweetened or sweetened condensed separated milk or reduced fat unsweetened condensed milk, in standard type of 3 mm, the words -

 

‘UNSUITABLE FOR INFANTS EXCEPT ON MEDICAL ADVICE’.

 

Those words shall be the first words in the label and no other words shall be written in the same line or lines.

 

(6)          There shall be written in the label on or attached to a package containing dried skim milk or skim milk powder in standard type of 3 mm, the words -

 

‘UNSUITABLE FOR INFANTS EXCEPT ON MEDICAL ADVICE’.

 

Division 3 – New Zealand Food Regulations 1984

 

(7)          In this Division -

evaporated skim milk means the liquid product obtained by the partial removal of water only from skim milk and which contains no less than 20% milk solids.

 

reduced-fat milk means –

(a)          milk from which milk fat or cream has been partially removed;  or

(b)          a mixture of non-fat milk with milk or standard milk;  or

(c)          the product produced from a combination of the products specified in subparagraphs (a) and (b); and

 

which contains –

 

(d)          no less than 1.5% and no more than 2.5% milk fat; and

(e)          no less than 8.5% non-fat milk solids.

 

skim milk powder means the product obtained by removing water from skim milk which contains -

 

(a)          no more than 5% water; and

(b)          no more than 1.5% milk fat.

 

skimmed sweetened condensed milk means the milk product obtained by the partial removal of water only from skim milk, and which contains -

 

(a)          no less that 24% total milk solids; and

(b)          no more than 0.5% milk fat.

 

standardised milk means milk –

 

(a)          from which no substance has been removed except milk fat or cream; and

(b)          to which no substance has been added except non-fat milk or non-fat milk solids

 

(8)          The label on each package of skim milk or non-fat milk shall bear, in 3 mm lettering, in the principal display panel, the words ‘not suitable as a complete milk food for infants’; and those words shall form the first line or lines in the panel, and no other word shall appear in the same line or lines.

 

(9)          The label on each package of reduced-fat milk shall bear, in 3 mm lettering, in the principal display panel, the words ‘not suitable as a complete milk food for infants’; and those words shall form the first line or lines in the panel, and no other word shall appear in the same line or lines.

 

(10)        The label on each package of evaporated skim milk shall bear, in 3 mm lettering, in the principal display panel, the words ‘not suitable as a complete milk food for infants’; and those words shall form the first line or lines in the panel, and no other word shall appear in the same line or lines.

 

(11)        The label on each package of skimmed sweetened condensed milk shall bear, in 3 mm lettering, in the principal display panel, the words ‘not suitable as a complete milk food for infants’; and those words shall form the first line or lines in the panel, and no other word shall appear in the same line or lines.

 

(12)        The label on each package of skim milk powder shall bear, in 3 mm lettering, in the principal display panel, the words ‘not suitable as a complete milk food for infants’; and those words shall form the first line or lines in the panel, and no other word shall appear in the same line or lines.